The table below looks at the statistics for BS15000 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BS15000 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BS 15000
Rank 579 552 538
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -14
Contract jobs citing BS15000 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.10% 0.027% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£425 - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £165
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

BS15000
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BS15000 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

BS15000 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BS15000
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BS15000 within the UK.

BS15000 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BS15000
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BS15000 within the UK.

BS15000 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BS15000
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BS15000 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 4 £425 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £425 -
London - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -

BS15000
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS15000 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BS15000.

1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) Service Management
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) COBIT
5 4 (40.00%) Six Sigma
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
6 3 (30.00%) PMP
6 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
6 3 (30.00%) MSF
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) ITSM
7 2 (20.00%) MOF
7 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (10.00%) OVSD
8 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

BS15000
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BS15000 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BS15000. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Incident Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Incident Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Management Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Major Incident Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) Service Management
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (40.00%) Six Sigma
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
5 3 (30.00%) MSF
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) MOF
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) PMP
3 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) HNC
4 1 (10.00%) HND
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) HP